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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (July 24, 1890)
THURSDAY JVUY 24, 1S00
g&Tlu' notice marked ivith a blue pencil in
dicatr that your aubxcript.ioit hnn expired, and
if you wish the paper continued ynu should remit
the price of nubiicrlptiim at oner.
Babbitt-metal for sale at this odice.
Mr. Fraser, Mrs. Cole and Miss Elam,
of Milton, are visiting the fumilv of b.
B. Hope dug twenty-five laiye po
tatoes from one hill last week, and the
hills are clo.se together.
Blair has just opened a new lot of
Koods which should Vie seen by those
who want good value for their cash.
Dr. W. M. Lewis and I. It. Howard
expert to start next week for a short
trip through the l'uget sound country.
Lemonade is one of the best aids to
contentment (luring the present warm
weather, and McAlister has the lemons.
Mrs. Mtsan Ireland, ot ( neenville, is
visiting her nephew, W. II. BeneMel
and other relatives in Lexington and
Five persons wero killed, two injured
and a large amount of property destroyed
by a cyclone in Tiaille county, North
Dakota, last Tuesday.
Alva Leach and Tom Burnett went
fishing in Mien (.'reck one day last
week and caught thirty trout, some of
which were a foot long.
W. II. Benefiel and family, N. A.
Leach and family and the family of W.
B. McAlister will seek the haunts of the
huckleberry next week.
Rather warm weather for smoking
just now, but he who wants a first-class
cigar to enjoy in the cool of the evening
'Kii find just the thing at the City drug
J. L. Gibson anil J. M. White, Lex
ington's new justice ard constable, are
now prepared to attend to those who
Hie inclined to commit misdemeanor or
Alva Leach and the little Misses Mill
have the thanks of the Brmiur family
for ice cream anil lemonade brought in
while the mercury wn trying to climb
out at the top of the tube.
Any one who wants to raise potatoes
that ure llrst-elass in every respect and
exactly suited to this soil and climate
should try the eat ly Ohio as grown by
Uncle Juke Eamst of Social ridge.
The largest greenback is woitl; $trt,
000. There is but one in existence. If
it should happen to drift, into Lexington
please do not bring it to the Bi dokt
otlice, us we would net care to change it
Very few like to be "held up" by
highwaymen, but Tom ILillcy always
"stands and delivers" with a good grace
when he is passing the Biihikt ollico
with ice, aud the oliice towel, which is
useJ to brain refractory victims, is un
necenw.ary in his case.
Following is the approximated popu
lation of the following towns and cities
of eaMtern Oregon: . The Dalles, ii, 00!) ;
Pendleton, 2,')0; Baker City, 2.500 ; La
Grande, 12,.'i00; Ileppner, 700; Union,
i')0; Milton, 5.34; Athena, 50:1; Arling
Alter an illness of lint a few days, Mrs.
Win. M. Hooherdied last Monday night
at her home north of Lexington. The
funeral took place on Tuesday, and was
attended by a large number of sorrowim:
relatives and friends. The bereaved
husband has the sympathy of the entire
Mr. Karp, who was in Arlington Fri
day, says he participated in a chase for
a Initio rattlesnake which was found
under a sidewalk in the business part of
town. The reptile was driven from its
hiding place, hissing the while in veno
mous rage at its pursuers, and finally
slaughtered with sticks and stones. D
was as large as a man s wrist ana had
twelve buttons. Knt Uretjnniiiu.
Last Saturday, about four miles north
east of Lexington, Elmer Bceiiian's
team, attached to a mower, ran away
while he was oiling up. The horses ran
through the grain toward the house,
making everything fly, and were finally
brought to a standstill by the fact that
the mower could not cut its way through
a woodpile. The horses were uninjured
hut the mower was a total wreck.
The Timet-MiHiiifainerr is doing good
work for The Dalles. It uses plain lan
guage and scores the mossbacks of that
city for not using their opportunities to
make the city what it should be, and
urges the citizens to wake up to their
own interests and pull together instead
of injuring themselves to spite each
other. If the advice of the T.-M. were
followed The Dalles would Boon be a
city of which all eastern Oregon would
W. T. McN'abh and W. M. Haanewood
returned last Monday from Montana,
where they have been shearing sheep.
In some localities there the price paid is
eight cents and board and in others ten
cents without board, at which prices
Morrow county's rapid clippers do well
even after paying traveling expenses.
The boys are not favorably impressed
with the country visited, and say that
any one who is dissatisfied with Mor
row county should take a trip up there
and be cured.
Members of D company and all others
interested in the organization will meet
nt the armory next Saturday niuht. As
t lie term of enlistment of the older mem
bers lias expired, the commander of the
regiment will be compelled to disband
(lie company on account of the sboit roll
unless it is' tilled out at once. Several
of the retiring members have expressed
a willingness to re-enlist, and it is hoped
that sultleient new names will be ndded
to retain the company organization.
Every citizen shoo id be interested in
this matter and attend the meeting.
P. A. Worthington, of Weston, who
lias been visiting relatives and friends in
Lexington and vicinity, returned home
this morning. Harvesting is going for
ward on his lanch nortli of town, but he
found badger hunting to be more fun
than driving a header. The other day
lie and one dog treed four badgers on
one sage bush, or four dogs and one
badger treed him, or he and four dogs
freed one badger, or one badger treed
him and four dogs, or well, anyhow be
and the dogs and badgers had some kind
of a fracas, but authorities diircr as to
RIDGE ROCKETS. !
Notes of Local Interest Concerning Moun
tain Valley and Vicinity.
For llic BrwiiiT.
If it keeps on getting warm it will
soon be hot.
Daniel Jones and family have removed
to Long Creek.
John tiurdane and family are rusti
cating at Teel springs.
A wagon road connecting Mountain
valley and Alba is talked of.
Our fanners are knee-deep in their
hay fields. Some fine grain this year.
White's sawmill has closed down for
the summer. J. W. Corley recently sold
bis interest in the mill.
The genial gents who have been work
ing on the Milton mining company's
ledges will soon refurn to their homes,
where they will remain until after liar
vest. Messrs. Brown and Wattenburger, the
prospectors from Alpine, have folded
their tent and gone to the Greenhorn
mining district. I hope they may find
nuggets as big as as the stories that
have been floating around about the
ledges near here during the past few
George Horsman and Eugene Corley
were arrested on the oth instant for rob
bing (be camp of the Butter Creek min
ing company. They carried away some
blankets, tinware, canned goods, etc.
Their horses made too many tracks and
were trailed to their ((topping place by
seveial persons, who took t lie-m in cus
tody. They were taken before the justice
of Camas precinct, obtained a delay of
trial, and were released on giving bonds
to the amount of $200. Upon learning
that a paity of searchers had found some
of the things where the bovs had cached
them forfiitiiie reference, I lorsman de
parted for some foreign clime, leaving
his bondsmen to settle for his non
appearance at Justice Short's court on
Tuesday. Corley appeared, plead guilty
and was lined JiiO and costs, amounting
in all to $15!). Jt is tho'lglit this example
will have a salutary ellect, in that it
will check the robbing of sheep camps
and such other small acts of theft as
have been oceiininir from time to time
in this section of Umatilla county.
MiirvmN V.iu.KV, July IS, l;l.
Fur the Bi'imikt.
Warm over this nay.
II. C. Meats was in our burg last
Noah lliesland ami John Warner are
still over on I'nuet sound.
A great many people are in l'endleton
to-day "taking in" the circus.
Haying has began in earnest in these
parts. Very little grain will be tbieshed
here this year.
IColin McTnlian, u well-known stock
buyer, who at one time resided here, has
gone to San Francisco.
Master Lawrence Matthews, who has
been taking a little pleasure jaunt to
the valley, has returned home.
A. G. Bartholomew, ex-mall carrier,
has removed to the newly-discovered
mines on or near the Little Potts.
About seventy-five people went to
Pendleton to celebrate, and yet most of
them say times are bard and they can't
make a living.
H. Lovmidge, who has been in Idaho,
is now on the road with his horses,'
w hich lie has had on the range there for
several years past.
The mail between this place and
Ileppner is now being carried on horse
back by Charles Graham, of Alpine.
The vehicle purchased by the contractor
is not yet in use.
O. F. Thomson, of Butter creek, is
in the mountains, w here he went to get
lumber to finish a large tower for a
windmill. James Taylor & Co. oro en
gaged on the woik. Row.
Echo, t'miUilla Co., July It, bail.
Condensed Clippings from Eastern Oregon
I'onilliftou Dully Kast Orogoninii.
George B. Clark, the well-known Van
svele farmer, is in Walla Walla under
j medical treatment.
The majority of Umatilla county farm
ers are insuring their grain against loss
by I'ue. They think it better to be on
the safe side and take no risk.
W. II. Vorhies has had his header in
operation twelve days at his Ftiirview
ranch. He expects an average of but
twelve bushels per acre fiom his 200-
Hank Vaughan bought all the cattle
offered for sale by George Barnhart Sat
urday, thiity-tive head, paying an av
erage of $17.50. The horses were pur
chased by various parties.
Bontley & Co. have sold to Charles
Cunningham , the well-known sheepman,
a ten-acre tract below Pendleton for $400
an acre. Pendleton diit is now In good
demand among those who can read tlte
"signs of the times."
Four wagon loads of Kansas immi
grants passed through Pendleton this
morning. They said they were fleeing
from the hot winds, drouth, cyclones
and grasshoppers of Kansas and were
bound for northern Idaho.
A combined harvester brought from
California is at work near Walla Walla.
Shuti'iim & McCormiek will soon have a
similar machine in operation ou their
farms north of l'endleton. The Walla
Walla harvester is working successfully.
A small son of J. H. Cox picked up a
piece of mineral on the gravel bar below
Pendleton the other day and brought it
home. A chunk of it was melted and
found to be almost pure lead. Search will
be made in the hope that a lyde will be
The forfeiture matter appears to be in
a state of delightful uncertainty. There
are a number of excited people in Pen
dleton who are itching to jump on a
piece of railroad land with both feet,
but they don't know just how or where
to jump. All are anxiously awaiting
some fuither and more definite infoi illa
tion. T. 11. Lacefield, who has been en
gaged in ielding the woodsman's axe
near Kaniela, savs few have an idea of
the magnitude of the tie and wood
making industry up there. The moun
tains aie full of men, and timlier claims
have been taken up tar ba k into the
forest. Men are needed, and goou tie
makeis or wood-choppers can make
from $2 50 to f3 a day.
G. B McClellan, the well-known Xolin
fanner, who is in the city, says things
are gloomy down his way. lie looks for
a general average of but five bushels to
the acre. His biother, II. T. McClellan,
who resides near Adams, thinks that
some fields in that section will go sixty
bushels. Umatilla county is fiowned
upon and favored this year by a ca
A number of Pendleton citizens and
business men have formed an oiganiza
tion to be known as the Arbuckle Coal
and Mining company, and have filed on
two choke sections of coal land lyingat
the head of Butter creek, about forty
two miles south of Pendleton, near the
Fletcher coal mine, which is now being
developed. The country in which the
land has been taken has long been
known to bo lich in coal, and has been
frequently piospected, but the company
of which Mr. Fletcher is manager has
made the only active developments and
present a good showing at their mine.
It has been proven that the coal is of
excellent quality, and if easy transporta
tion facilities wero at hand could be
placed on the market in largo quanti
ties, as it has been shown to be practi
cally inexhaustible, underlying the en
tire legion mentioned.
The Milton cornet band lias disbanded
says crops in the valley never looked
better. An abundant yield is expected.
New roller process machinery has
been ordered, and the Arcade mill at
Long Creek will be fitted np in such a
manner as to produce as good flour as
can be obtained from the outside.
Canyon City News.
The wild strawberry crop in the moun
tainous districts of Grant county is
abundant, mid the berries are unusually
Just cause for complaint about the Si
washes intruding and running game out
of the country can now be found the
woods are full of them.
Crops are looking tine in nil parts of
Grant county. Cultivated fields and the
wild stock range are both beautiful to
look upon at this time of year.
Grant county horsemen have decided
that the city use must go. This pony has
served a purpose long and well, but like
his original owners he is doomed, and
in a few decades he will live only in
stories that are told.
David Blatiton informs the Nen-s that
having is progressing in Bear vallev
with a big crop, and thai the valley lias
received a number of new settlers this
summer, all being well pleased with the
A sad mishap befell Wm. Dumtsn of
the Middle Fork country last Thursday
while he was using giant powder. A
stick exploded in his left hand, blowing
the hand completely oil', besides other
wise injuring him.
IT IS A FACT
That for sonve months past tbo trade of Lexington has beon suffering from1
the want o-f a
COMPLETE AND DESIRABLE ASSORTMENT
CLOTHING. FURNlSHiKG GOODS, IIS, SOOTS and SHOTS,
THE MAN WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.
Tobacco and Cigars,
STAPLE SKD FANCY GROCERIES
Humih for the man who is able to say
In o manly, unblushing and sensible way,
"I cannot nflord it." when tempted to buy
Whnte'er will distress him when payday is nigh.
Hurrah for the man. Though his way we
Tie has our profnundest. sincorest respect;
To him be ever a friend or a foe
Unchecked admiration we all have to show.
And well he denerves it. He teaches the way
Of boldly iunorinf; what people may say
Or think In a matter which only eonceniM
The one who, fur reasons, extravagance spurns.
Wc honor Mm truly though seedy his clothes;
Vt love himthough litilo of fashion he
Wc .rust him unquestioned though poorer
We pray that our children may grow in his
And Isn't he happy! J"st look in his face;
Of care or of worry there Isn't a trace.
H in conscience U clear. All the riches on
Can't git e Mm the joy that doing Is worth.
No slrtU'cmnn, no ruler, ho great soldier brave
Is prouder than lie w ho i nobody's slave.
"I cannot afford it." All praise to the man
Who fearlessly says it and lives on that plan.
V. Vodge, in Dttroit Free Press.
Glacswaro, Crockery, tbTcticus, Etc.
DESIRING TO SUITLY THIS WANT,
WM. PENLAND, by WM. BLAIR, Manager,
lias received ami opened for genoral inspection just such a Stock. We have
Adopted tlio rule of
"QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,"
Which keeps business movinit and enables tlio merchant to renew his Stock
with Fresh Goods, so that the buyer uhvays lias a choice of the best.
WF, HAVE ALSO SKCUIiED THE
Agency for FRANK BROTHERS Implement Company,
LAND CRANT FORFEITURE.
Tlicru's much Hint wc nre nil intending to do,
lint not wlillu tho weather's no warm ;
We've ench a trrent wor k which we rneun to
But not while the ueuthcr's bo warm.
Oh, some time we'll rlio with the lark at the
And earnestly labor with brain ami with
Our overcoat then we'll get out of pawn,
But not while the weather's so warm.
We may IhII In love with reil-hea'leJ luss,
But not w hile the weather's so warm;
We'll some time refuse something cool In a
Hut not while the weather's so warm.
Oh, sometime our efforts we never shall cense
A kinrl ami lonit-suflTering public to please;
We'll sometime write verses better than these,
But not while the weather's so warm,
iliicn'jn tivrning P'M.
Fate of the Bill Still Undecided, but the
It will be remembered that porno lime
ngn, the senate paused a for foituro bill.
A substitute for this, did'erinn but little
from it, was recently reported to the
house by the committee on public lands,
and last Iliuisdav tlio new lull was
passed by the house. It was then re
ferred to a conference committee, where
it now stands. It is expected that the
bill will he agreed to, hut the settlers
ate not now in a frame of mind to re
ioico before tho bill is actually a law,
as they have been too often deceiver
with vain hopes. lliu mutter is now
liable to he settled any day. Hon.
I'inuer Hermann ablv defended the bill
and succeeded in vecurinj; an amend
luunt that will protect settlers who have
exhausted their land rights.
PROSPEROUS STOCK REGION.
There nre few, if tiny, towns in Oregon
the size of I'rineville that serves as a
depot of supplies for an area of country
nearly seventy miles sipmro. "It is little
wonder, when the facts are considered,"
says the I'rineville Sena, "that a single
mercantile house in this town will some
times sell in one day as much us $."1,000
worth of goods. The annual pnri'liae
of stockmen's supplies in l'rinevillu is
simply immense. No purely agricul
tural "region is more piospero'is than
our own. Our wealth is our stock, from
the sale of which we get more prolit
than the valley farmer can possibly ob
tain from the sale of wheat at " cents
per bushel." A I'rineville man informs
the Albany I'smor-mt that one firm there
did a business of 1-'."i,ii0 a year, until
this year, when it will drop toSl'l.fHKi to
f."ii,0Ol, due to the recent disastrous
until September 'd.
The little girl of George Overt nrf fell
from a horse and fiactured her arm on
Colonel II. I.. Howmer will remove his
family to Walla Walla as soon as he can
procure a suitable residence.
Tho Eiiyle is informed that James
Thompson and Haily Irons killed two
elk ami u large hear on I.incton moun
tain last Saturday.
Jerry ISaker, an old-time resident of
this valley, was struck by lightning on
the 3d instant near 1'oineroy, Wash.
Death resulted instantly,
A combined header and thresher, re
cently brought from California, is now
nt woik in the grain fields near Milton.
The header cuts sixteen feet; the
thiesher has a twenty-eight-inch cylin
der. From thirty to forty acres are cut
per day, at a cost of $1 per acre for cut
ting and threshing. Sixteen mules and
live men run the machine.
. Weston Leader.
Mr. nnd Mrs. James Stanfield have
moved to Athena.
Drunken Indians are getting to ho en
tirely too nunieious.
b'nele Win. I.ieuailen savs his grape
vines are literally coveted with grapes.
ltos May, who has been hunting I
hoises out towaid the Juniper country,
savs that farmers never had a better!
I prospect for a w heat crop than they
I have this year.
Home of the farmers about Weston
: who had taken tho precaution to keep a
i supply of w heat on hand for Hour and
seed for another year, bio now deliver
j iug it to the mill, feeling that there is no
j danger but what there will-he an iibund
! ant harvest, since much of theg'uin is
already filled and taking ou the golden
hue which p.oclaims it beyond d. inner
from dioulii and hot winds.
THE COMMERCIAL TRAVELER,
His lunjjuiiire Is artless ninl free.
And his fund of good Jokes is Immense;
His handshake Is hearty and warm,
Arid his manners polite to Intense.
His clothes fit him snugly niu! trim,
His neektie way up in ihe style;
His hut the lutest thing out,
A'ld bis hire wears ajirnhil smile.
He hns the lime tables by heait.
He is "chummy" at all the hotels;
He calls his trudc by their flr.-t name,
And leaves copies of all goods he sells,
His trunk Is Just packed with "biir Join,"
He throws out his pet little ''baits;"
He's determined to sell his new man,
So he's oU'.-red him all sorts of "dates,"
The trade never w ant any noods.
He's accustomed to slights and rebutr
But get a man started and then
He can scarce wait a day for hts "stulT.'
Oh. a Jolly, krlxlit fellow Is he,
This tourist of commerce and trude;
Pon'teall him a "drummer," forsooth
He's a full bund complete on parade.
l'hil'ith Xirlh Ann rlrttn.
BOOII Kit-Near Lexlnuion. July 21st. I.tiey r.
wife of Wm. M. liooher aued s.l years.
AND WILL KEFP IV STOCK
ALL KINDS of FARM MACHINERY
Hushfonl and Fish Tiros. lVagoits, Ilcnny Hacks, Hodge Headers,
Siravitsc Chilled Flows, Hock Inland Turf and Stubble,
Eli Gang, Star Jl iinlniillx and 1'uinps, Etc., Etc.
PROPOSE TO GIVE FULL VALUE AND TO SHORTEN THE PI3
lanco for buyers who desire fair returns for their hard cash. Inspect
Goods and learn our prices.
WM. BLAIR, Manager,
BUSINESS is BliGUSTSTUSTG to MOVE
-AND SO 18-
"W. 13. McALISTEE,
WHO HAS OPKNKD
THE BOSS CASH STORE,
(.V Til E rOSTOFFICE BUILD1SQ)
AND IS NOW BECKIVIXO
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
INtl.l'DINO EVEUVTIIINO UNDER THAT HEAD.
ALL FRESH AND FIRST-CLASS !
Choice Brands of Tobacco and Cigars,
MY GOODS WE UK JIOUUHT FOR CASH, AND WILL BE BOLD FOR
cash only, and at the very lowest prices. No stale Roods in the Boss
Cash Stohb, but everything fresh except tho Hams, Hacon and Saltcl Salmon.
fir"Cliickeis and Ejis taken in exchange for Goods.
TO ERIDGE CONTRACTORS.
"OT!rK 1H IlKItl-I1Y (ilVTN THAT W.Yb
A j,roj,onln vuil he rw t ivr'l t.y tlio oniitv
rit-rlt of Morrow bounty for oniMing ti fount y
brl'l-.-e tit or in-nr 1oiiu'im Stutjon, cm Willow
crcrk. J'hil) iiimJ h-'-i Unit Ions limy I if? mimi fit
tin' t lerk'K (illi'-e. Muitl f.HU ''f hrlili.')' to ho
! fiy furt Uhih hy fiuhtfii h ' t in w I'M h, with
t.M-iity-fool ii-.roiM )if on null hiink Hoi
'A til ho 111 1 lit 2 O ' l'if-k P M , fill Mnll'ltiW
AiiL'Uhl 4, Ivrfr. Tho ("intno'i will , let tu tho
lowest r''foitMhlti blO'h'r, Rlj'l IjoIi'Im will he
ri'uuire'l u llic Imv diroo
July 11, It-'JO. County .Indira.
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lvfjiu; ('reck Kk!o.
Spring-sown jrrain is needing rain.
V.. O. Woodall is making preparations ""r,r ''" I'r' i.ur.Mi t run 0,.: 1m., n.ul at miy
to go below with a band of horses soon. u"",i "" Mu a ,nu""'"" 1 ""Tu. lim-K.
Long Creek will have a new two-story
graded school building hefore winter.
About .VHXJO0 pounds of freight has ' ,AXTn,Mfl.E KA,,MKIW T KTn.B
been shipped' into Long t reek thus far ( , Mrt ,.ly ,, hln ,,, ,lliy.
this season. wliiidi iMir k .! i.-n Him will !. one
Millhn ri-'h'-fl iU'jirliifnilll p -OMf 111 tin Vi.rl I,
I'. H. O.ixp.uy. of ll.iy!.ick valley. ' i
THE CITY DRUG STORE,
LEXIXdTOX, Oil EC OX,
(DR. E, T. GEOGHEGAN, Pharmacist and Manager.)
KEEPS A FULL STOCK OFPUREJDRUGS AND MEDICINES!
TOIL IT AKTI' I.r.8. f'HOICK l'KKKt'MKRY, NOTIONS', WMOOI, BOOKS, STATIONERY,
CONFECTIONERY, Ct.'TI.F.RY, TI TTY TAINTS. OII.8, il,AS8, Ktc, Etc.
A FINE LINE of TOBACCO and CIGARS.
Till f'lni'kt llriimU nt Wiyi.H anil I.IIH IHIN tar .nrillrlnnl PurpMti.
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f-aiifio ht otffllcd 'I lio prfont oppottntiHifS
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